Reading Diversely Book Club: A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Posted Mar 23, 2023

The Reading Diversely Book Club will be meeting on April 5th at 6pm on the library’s second floor to discuss A Psalm for the Wild-Built, a cozy sci-fi novella, by Becky Chambers. This event is INST approved and #cardsSTANDtogether approved. The book club is informal, and you don’t need to have been to previous meetings to join in the discussion, nor are you committing to future meetings. You just need to read the book and pop on in!

The cover of A Psalm for the Wild-Built. It is a wild field full of bright yellow and orange flowers with a few winding brown paths running from the top of the book to the bottom. In the upper left corner there is a robot. In the bottom right corner is a cart with a person sitting on it, holding a cup of tea.
A photo of A Psalm for the Wild-Built

The description for A Psalm for the Wild-Built is: “It’s been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend. One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of “what do people need?” is answered. But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how. They’re going to need to ask it a lot.” (via Amazon)

The Reading Diversely Book Club is the Courtright Memorial Library’s book club focusing on expanding your horizons in reading. Whether it’s reading from an author who is dissimilar to you or reading in a genre you normally never try, the book club aims to help you examine your reading habits and try things outside of your comfort zone. Previous selections include Mexican Gothic by Silva Moreno-Garcia; You Should See Me in a Crown, by Leah Johnson; and Raybearer, by Jordan Ifueko. Come to the meeting on April 5th to learn what the summer book will be!